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Southern University investigating its handling of sexual harassment complaints by students

Southern University investigating its handling of sexual harassment complaints by students

Amid complaints from students that Southern University mishandled their reports of sexual harassment, school officials launched an internal investigation into its practices and...
Man accused of raping Phoenix woman while toddler nearby

Man accused of raping Phoenix woman while toddler nearby

Bisimo Emedi, 23, faces charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, second-degree burglary and second-degree escape, according to a court record....
Speculation rife over Swift’s social media disappearance

Speculation rife over Swift’s social media disappearance

TAYLOR Swift has completely disappeared off social media — and her fans don’t know what to think....
Taylor Swift donates to sexual assault charity

Taylor Swift donates to sexual assault charity

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated to a US charity that supports victims of sexual assault after winning a groping lawsuit against a former radio DJ, the organization confirmed...
Vancouver police issue warning after series of groping incidents on or near seawall

Vancouver police issue warning after series of groping incidents on or near seawall

Police say four women were sexually assaulted on or near the seawall by a man on a bicycle....
Westminster sex offender sentenced to life

Westminster sex offender sentenced to life

David John Stultz was setenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degre sexual offense....
DJ’s extreme response to Taylor Swift grope case

DJ’s extreme response to Taylor Swift grope case

THE former radio DJ found guilty of sexually assaulting Taylor Swift at a concert in 2013 has said he’s on the verge of taking some very extreme measures in the wake of his...
DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

The former radio host who lost a groping lawsuit to Taylor Swift in federal court this week said Tuesday he realizes the case was in the pop star’s favour, but he had no interest...
Callaway shows what's wrong with college sports

Callaway shows what's wrong with college sports

Antonio Callaway shows how corrupted the college football system is...
Why Taylor Swift needs to be celebrated right now

Why Taylor Swift needs to be celebrated right now

ANOTHER day and another celebrity is in court because of sexual assault....
Baton Rouge police arrest one man in kidnapping, assault case

Baton Rouge police arrest one man in kidnapping, assault case

Baton Rouge police arrested one of three men accused in the Aug. 3 kidnapping, attack and sexual assault of a man in an Underwood Avenue home....
In these dark times, Taylor Swift and Chad Bettis inspire

In these dark times, Taylor Swift and Chad Bettis inspire

On Monday in Denver, two human beings dug deep and prevailed with courage and grace that should inspire us all....
“I didn’t do it.” David Mueller denies Taylor Swift groping on “Good Morning America”

“I didn’t do it.” David Mueller denies Taylor Swift groping on “Good Morning America”

David Mueller took his case to the public in his first TV interview after a federal jury found he groped Taylor Swift before a Denver concert in 2013....
Betsy DeVos on affirmative action, sexual assault and her controversial HBCU comment

Betsy DeVos on affirmative action, sexual assault and her controversial HBCU comment

Just in time for the new school year: new insights into how Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to tackle higher education issues in America....
What Taylor Swift groping verdict means for women

What Taylor Swift groping verdict means for women

The victory was not about money for the pop superstar...
25-year-old Pride man arrested Monday for allegedly molesting 16-year-old girl was previously arrested in separate juvenile rape

25-year-old Pride man arrested Monday for allegedly molesting 16-year-old girl was previously arrested in separate juvenile rape

A 25-year-old Pride man, who was arrested in a juvenile rape in July, was arrested again Monday in the unrelated molestation of a 16-year-old girl about three years ago, according...
Jurors side with Taylor Swift in groping case against DJ, awarding her symbolic $1

Jurors side with Taylor Swift in groping case against DJ, awarding her symbolic $1

Taylor Swift won $1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago....
Swift justice: Taylor Swift wins symbolic $1 and vindication for assault and battery case against DJ David Mueller

Swift justice: Taylor Swift wins symbolic $1 and vindication for assault and battery case against DJ David Mueller

After a trial over dueling lawsuits, jurors determined that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted Swift by grabbing her backside during a meet-and-greet....
Jury begins deliberations over potential damages in Taylor Swift groping trial

Jury begins deliberations over potential damages in Taylor Swift groping trial

An attorney for music star Taylor Swift is expected to make arguments before a jury Monday morning that a former KYGO radio host is the culpable one and should pay a $1...
Disgraced Sydney doctor facing jail again in second indecent assault case

Disgraced Sydney doctor facing jail again in second indecent assault case

A disgraced Sydney oncologist is facing a jail term of up to two years for indecently assaulted the daughter of an elderly prostate cancer patient....
Taylor Swift's sexual assault testimony was sharp, gutsy, and satisfying

Taylor Swift's sexual assault testimony was sharp, gutsy, and satisfying

Taylor Swift took the stand on Thursday in a Denver federal court to describe the moment in 2013 when she says she was “violated” by a then–country......
Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could...
Air Force Academy’s first female boss leaving confident

Air Force Academy’s first female boss leaving confident

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson uses flight terms to describe her four years in command of the Air Force Academy....
Why didn’t I react when I was groped?

Why didn’t I react when I was groped?

THE other day I was driving on a busy freeway when I noticed a car near me trying to get my attention....
Are sex offender registries too strict?

Are sex offender registries too strict?

Offenders convicted of sex crimes are now singled out for surveillance and restrictions far more punitive than those who commit other types of crime....
Numbers don’t tell full story of sexual violence on college campuses

Numbers don’t tell full story of sexual violence on college campuses

Trauma specialist Linda Douglas told the law enforcement officers, lawmakers and college employees before her that how they respond to a disclosure of sexual assault can deeply...
Campaign halted to oust judge in Stanford rape case

Campaign halted to oust judge in Stanford rape case

SAN FRANCISCO — A court on Friday temporarily halted the campaign seeking to oust a Northern California judge targeted for recall for sentencing a college athlete convicted of...
Taylor Swift’s security guard adamant he witnessed sexual assault

Taylor Swift’s security guard adamant he witnessed sexual assault

A former bodyguard for Taylor Swift has said he saw a DJ she accuses of groping her reach under the singer’s skirt during a 2013 pre-concert meet and greet photo session....
Judge in Taylor Swift trial deliberates motion to throw out the case

Judge in Taylor Swift trial deliberates motion to throw out the case

Judge William Martinez is deliberating a motion from Taylor Swift’s legal team to throw out the case entirely — without jury deliberation — because David Mueller’s legal tea…...
Friend of radio host accused of groping Taylor Swift said he was shocked at the allegations

Friend of radio host accused of groping Taylor Swift said he was shocked at the allegations

Ryan Kliesch thought he was being punk’d when he heard the accusation that one of his best friends and co-host had sexually assaulted Taylor Swift....
David Mueller’s former girlfriend said he was shocked and devastated after he was accused of groping Taylor Swift

David Mueller’s former girlfriend said he was shocked and devastated after he was accused of groping Taylor Swift

David Mueller’s former girlfriend Shannon Melcher testified that the rest of the night after she and the former-radio host were kicked out of the Pepsi Center was stressful. She...
Taylor Swift is the sexual assault survivors' advocate we need

Taylor Swift is the sexual assault survivors' advocate we need

Sixty-three percent of sexual assault victims don't report abuse....
Taylor Swift offers unflinching testimony at groping trial

Taylor Swift offers unflinching testimony at groping trial

Four years after Taylor Swift said she was groped by a radio station DJ before a concert in Denver, the pop superstar told her story in sometimes unflinching language that did not...
New child sex assault allegations prompt $3M bail for ex-substitute teacher

New child sex assault allegations prompt $3M bail for ex-substitute teacher

A 36-count indictment issued Tuesday alleges former substitute teacher Carlos Bedoya sexually assaulted and abused four children, according to court records....
Baton Rouge man arrested Wednesday in rape of woman after entering home, her bed without consent

Baton Rouge man arrested Wednesday in rape of woman after entering home, her bed without consent

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday in the rape of a woman after he was asked to leave her home, but returned without her consent and assaulted her, according...
“He grabbed my bare ass,” Taylor Swift testifies about groping incident

“He grabbed my bare ass,” Taylor Swift testifies about groping incident

Taylor Swift has testified in her trial accusing a radio host of groping her that “he grabbed my ass underneath my skirt” when the two posed for a photo together before her 2013...
Meet and greet photographer testifies she saw radio host grab Taylor Swift’s butt

Meet and greet photographer testifies she saw radio host grab Taylor Swift’s butt

The meet-and-greet event photographer testified that she saw former radio host David Mueller grab Taylor Swift’s bottom....
The Taylor Swift team changed everything after the singer’s alleged assault in 2013

The Taylor Swift team changed everything after the singer’s alleged assault in 2013

Things have been very different for Taylor Swift’s team since 2013. That’s when the singer said she was groped during a meet-and-greet....
Pastor under investigation for alleged sex assault

Pastor under investigation for alleged sex assault

The Grace Ministry Center pastor is being investigated for criminal sexual conduct...
Taylor Swift's mom takes stand, says she hoped DJ would be fired

Taylor Swift's mom takes stand, says she hoped DJ would be fired

Taylor Swift's mother and confidante took the witness stand Wednesday, saying she and her daughter's managers had told the bosses of a disc jockey accused of groping the...
Taylor Swift wants groping case to serve as example

Taylor Swift wants groping case to serve as example

Taylor Swift is suing a DJ for allegedly groping her for only $1 because instead of seeking money, she aims to serve as an example to other women who have been assaulted...
Verdict in sexual assault trial of former Yukon Speaker expected in October

Verdict in sexual assault trial of former Yukon Speaker expected in October

The former Speaker of the Yukon legislature, David Laxton, and the complainant have opposite views on an encounter in the legislature building in 2016....
British prosecutors convict 17 men, 1 women of sex crimes

British prosecutors convict 17 men, 1 women of sex crimes

British authorities have convicted more than a dozen sex offenders in a northern English city, but children's advocates expressed outrage that police paid a convicted rapist to...
Employees sue Plaza Hotel, alleging rampant sexual harassment

Employees sue Plaza Hotel, alleging rampant sexual harassment

Six current and former female employees of the iconic Plaza Hotel are suing the New York City landmark, alleging in court documents filed Tuesday that while working at the hotel,...
Public interest in watching the Taylor Swift trial appears less than the court expected

Public interest in watching the Taylor Swift trial appears less than the court expected

U.S. District Court administrators expected hordes of fans to fill 32 seats in the courtroom and 75 in an overflow room during the Taylor Swift trial, but they were mostly a...
Ex-radio host claims coffee spilled on MacBook destroyed audio recordings about meet-and-greet with Taylor Swift

Ex-radio host claims coffee spilled on MacBook destroyed audio recordings about meet-and-greet with Taylor Swift

David Mueller was grilled about the destruction of five electronic devices that may have had copies of recordings of the former KYGO radio host’s interview with his bosses after...
Family of fourth victim in Hamilton High sex assaults to seek damages

Family of fourth victim in Hamilton High sex assaults to seek damages

A $7 million claim is expected to be filed over sexual-assault allegations involving the Hamilton High School football team....
Taylor Swift says she wants case to serve as example to other victims

Taylor Swift says she wants case to serve as example to other victims

Taylor Swift's attorneys told jurors they aren't trying to bankrupt a former Colorado DJ accused of groping the pop superstar before a concert, but they do want others to know...
Opening statements: Taylor Swift lawyer says she’s taking stand for all women; radio host’s lawyer says he brushed her ribs

Opening statements: Taylor Swift lawyer says she’s taking stand for all women; radio host’s lawyer says he brushed her ribs

During opening statements Taylor Swift’s lawyer said the singer was taking a stand for all women, while David Mueller’s lawyer said his client “may have brushed Swift’s ribs…...